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The FPL line-up lessons we learned from Gameweek 5

We take our regular look back at the Premier League line-ups from the weekend just gone, analysing the systems and personnel used by the 20 top-flight clubs and seeing what lessons could be learned ahead of Gameweek 6.

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  1. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    ster to play full 90

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Not if he gets sent off

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling plays the full 90. Oh dear

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      So do Jesus and Mahrez I guess. Sterling did play one of most minutes last season so still be surprised to see him benched.

    2. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Sorts me the WC dilemma.
      Auba/Aguero over Sterling

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Captaincy poll would be interesting if it updated live! 37% for Sterling seems less likely now.

  3. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Any guesses as to when we get news on Mount's injury?

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Friday i’d reckon

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Chelsea presser.

  4. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Why oh why play Sterling for a full 90, like just why?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Plan to rest him saturday.

  5. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Don't let that assist distract you from the fact that KDB was trash today

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling getting benched at the weekend isn’t he 🙁

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      With 7 days rest after it i’d like to think not

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling might play some minutes versus PNE next Tuesday night.

        After all he played 35mins v Oxford last year

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bloody looks like it........why oh why play him for 90 tonight ??

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        At 3-0 up especially! Crazy

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      At the end of the day... He's a footballer for his job and played a lot during IB then 2 games for club. If he can do it then why not

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Seems that way, but his performances wasn't great again so maybe getting Agüero is the way to go

  7. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Rodri subbed. Another first teamer off.

  8. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    zinc to mendy worth a punt,? exact funds

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No

      1. kopite65
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        cheers,just wishful thinking really !

  9. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on Haller Sterling and Digne to Aguero Son and Hanley? -4?

    Pope
    TAA Digne Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell
    Barnes Pukki Cantwell
    Buttom Mount Lund Soyuncu

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Pep going to rest Sterling for Preston? or a 10 day one ahead of Everton?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Plays Watford and then week’s rest

  11. Typo
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    That bald fraud is gonna run Sterling to the ground. Darnit!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Is that not Boris' job?

      1. Typo
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Lol!

  12. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling plays 90 today and will play 90 at the weekend

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Precisely because he's a young professional athlete.

      People on here acting like jogging around for an extra 10 mins is gonna kill him for a week.

  13. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    What formation are ManC playing after all subs? Not watching.

  14. FPL Panda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Any tips appreciated on my WC team ?

    Appreciate the lack of Liverpool is a risk - just think there’s better options with the fixtures atm

    Pope (button )
    Digne Otamendi Soyuncu (Lundstram Rico )
    Sterling KDB Son Cantwell (Mount)
    Aubameyang Pukki Abraham

    Thoughts ?

  15. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Not happy with Sterling playing 90!

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      He doesn't need a rest he didn't even run

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Like a training session than a CL game. Sterling plays sat then has a rest for a week to face Everton. I'd be surprised if sterling is rested sat because he won't play in midweek in the cup game and pep can't afford to slip up again in the league.

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bad news is sterling just doesn't look that dangerous. Even if he does start he's not in the best of form

    Looks like internationals have just halted his flow

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Fatigue

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Being played into the ground.

    3. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      bs

    4. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      my concern to, no involvement in any of citys last 9 goals
      finding it even harder to cap him now.

  17. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    A) dummet
    B) Taylor

    1. KNOW IT ALL
      4 months, 12 days ago

      lets think about it

  18. timawflowers
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Aguero, auba and pukki for 8pt hit worth it?

    1. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah

      1. timawflowers
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Will either be a front 3 of
        A - aguero, pukki, auba
        B - auba, Abraham, puki

        A means no son
        B means I can get son

    2. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Who you taking out?

      1. timawflowers
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Kane, greenwood and sterling to get get in aguero, auba and bench fodder

    3. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Who are you getting rid?

      1. timawflowers
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Well I have 2 moves I can't decide on

        A - kane, greenwood and salah out for son, auba and Abraham or
        B-kane, greenwood, sterling out for aguero, auba and cheap MD. Still got kdb, salah and James in md

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No way

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I can do it for -4 but means I need to get Rico 😕

  19. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling out

    Aguero essential

  20. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Even more tempted to WC to get Auba capt

    Sterling definitely expendable atm. Can get him back for AVL,SOT

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    So Salah(c)?

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Not for me. I'd rather Cap KDB. Aguero or Aub

  22. Big Troy Deeney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Good defensive performance from City?

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling, Greenwood to Zaha, Auba

  24. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Atlitiiiiiiii

  25. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Could we see the old 2 up top with mendy on the left on sat?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Watford play very narrow so we could do.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Don't think Mendy is ready for 75/90 yet.

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Atleti 2-2

  27. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Kun or Auba? Have KDB only.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Lun

  28. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on Sterling, Greenwood to Cantwell, Aguero (-4)

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Isn’t Sterling a season keeper?

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Madrid embarrassed.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Losing 3-0 to Eric Choupo-Moting lol

  30. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    It couldnt be more obvious that Sterling is getting rested at the weekend.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I think it would be rash to sell.

    2. Wiseguy
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Last season, every time I took Sterling out because of a ‘rest’ he would punish me with a brace or something. I’m gonna try patience this year rather than the knee jerk...